Mar 25, 2018
Joining Dr Shane In the studio
this week is Dr Ray, Dr Krystal and Dr Linden. In news, plants and
microbes can be friends; hookworms helping with diseases; and
masers (microwave lasers).
First guest is Dr Kate
Sutherland and Dr Sarah Best, Stem Cells and Cancer Division, from
the The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical
The discovery of a Cancer ‘signature’ by Melbourne
researchers could be a step toward a blood test for
patients with an aggressive and hard to treat type of
lung cancer. The research revealed a unique molecular signature
that could, in the future, be used to develop a simple blood
test for these cancers.
The next guest is Professor Leigh Ackland, Director of
the Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology at Deakin
A world-first study of pregnant women has shown in humans for the
first time that pregnancy can induce long-term epigenetic
changes to our bodies, with major implications for understanding,
preventing and treating disease. Deakin University scientists
have discovered that pregnancy can cause long-term changes to the
way women’s genes behave, which could affect the future health
of them and their children.